Noorvik: First City to Be Counted in Census

Alaska kicks off the 2010 census later this month. The village of Noorvik will be the first in the country to have its residents tallied for the national headcount.

US Commerce Secretary Gary Locke made a visit to census headquarters in Anchorage on Friday to tour the facility and to answer questions from census community partners who are working to reach different ethnic groups.  He says, this year, census officials are going door to door with a simple form.

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage

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Photo by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage

Census 2010 Regional Director Ralph Lee, Senator Mark Begich, Commerce Sec. Gary Locke and Barbara Fleek who is a team leader for Census community partners.